Retail Assistant

Location: Woburn Forest Village - Bedfordshire

Hours of Work: Full-time

Salary/Hourly Rate: £7.95 per hour

Contract Type: Flexible hours over a 4 - week period

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 25 September 2018

Retail Assistant

We’re a thriving team passionate about working together to deliver excellence, all in a natural forest environment.

Join the UK’s number one short break destination. We are proud to have more than 7,000 team members across five Center Parcs Villages and Head Office, working to create memorable experiences for families in beautiful forest locations.


On a Center Parcs break we want our guests to relax knowing everything is taken care of. Our Retail department provides a fantastic shopping experience, from essential groceries to luxury items.  

Across each Village there are 11 retail units, including convenience stores, children’s toy shop and clothing stores featuring well-known brands such as Joules, Superdry, Hilfiger and The North Face. Whether you visit our on-Village supermarket packed full of your favourite brands or our dedicated sweet shop for those afternoon treats, one thing’s for sure: our retail teams deliver a memorable experience and excellent service wherever you go.


  • Annual profit share/management bonus
  • Staff Reward Scheme
  • Free use of leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in restaurant and retail outlets


We are looking for Retail Assistants with a passion for delivering excellent customer service to join our team. Based in ‘Treats’, our village sweetshop, your duties will involve all aspects of retail from serving customers on the checkouts and handling payments to replenishing stock ensuring that all goods are attractively displayed.

You will actively listen and look for opportunities to ensure the guests' requirements are always met and naturally seek out opportunities to exceed their expectations. 


You will be contracted to work 150 hours per 4 week period on a flexible basis. This means your hours and days of work could vary each week, but you will always receive your contracted hours as a minimum.

Your shifts will fall between the hours of 6am and 9.30pm, including some weekends and public / bank holidays on a rota basis.  


The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a guest facing role, have excellent communication skills and be comfortable working independently or as part of a team. You will be confident taking ownership of guest queries or issues, ensuring that they are served in a friendly and efficient manner.

Please note applicants must be over the age of 18 due to occasional cover in the adjacent express store and unsupervised evening work.

Essential requirements:

  • Naturally cheerful
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to perform under pressure
  • Physically capable of carrying out the demands of the role  

Desirable requirements:

  • Previous experience working in retail or a customer service environment

Closing date:   25 September 2018 at 12 Noon

Interviews to be held:   Week commencing 1 October 2018

Please note this vacancy may close at any time once sufficient applications have been received.  Early submission of your application is therefore encouraged.

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